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Do you possess mechanical aptitude? If so, you might enjoy transforming some high-powered sports cars into drifters. Today, the Japanese racing sport of “drifting” has gained popularity around the world. This daring, high- adrenaline activity delights racing fans. In order to entertain crowds, daredevils drive modified sports cars designed to lose traction in the rear wheels when the driver swerves. Mechanics transformed these ordinary, yet powerful, vehicles into supercharged drifting beasts, with their rear slip angle exceeding their front slip angle by a significant margin.
Of course, not just anyone possesses the remarkable hand-eye coordination required to successfully steer a drifter. You’ll require precision driving skills. In addition, you’ll want to begin developing driving maneuvers for this sport with a fairly well-padded wallet to insulate you against life’s occasional hard knocks. Knowing the best base cars for your new sport gives you a strong early advantage. This article identifies the best base models for this sport.
Key Attributes of a Drifter
Experts maintain that the best qualities to render a base vehicle suitable for drifter consideration include.
A Lightweight Body
Rear Wheel Drive
A Manual Gearbox
An Engine Packing a Lot of Horsepower
A Reliable Clutch
Modified Suspension and Struts
Since you will want to modify a base vehicle’s original design in order to create your drifter, experts advise paying close attention to issues of weight distribution. A 50:50 ratio between front and rear axles produces superior drifting. You’ll change the car to create your overcharged drifting car, so you’ll need to know the original design thoroughly in order to achieve your desired modifications. Continue reading
Video from French Drift Championship 2015, about Mike Kauffmann & his Nissan PS13.